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So Much To Share and So Little Time!!

I always intend to write more timely posts, but life as usual gets in the way, and I don’t!!  In all actuality, I would rather be quilting than trying to figure out what to write about….LOL!!!

I did want to share some quilts with you though.  This quilt was made by Ellen, and I recently had the pleasure of quilting it.  I had a vision for this quilt and had it in my mind that I would do spirals randomly placed all over the quilt and then fill in with straight line quilting.  The perfect spiral was awaiting me in my ProStitcher, which is the computerized system that I have on my longarm.  I am mainly a free motion quilter, but sometimes the perfect design lives inside my Pro Stitcher!!  Ellen named this quilt “Flamingo Sky”.

Stars Over Pink Flamingo, Designed by Valori Wells Pattern: Robert Kaufman Fabrics featuring Kona Cotton Solids. Background Fabric: Pink Flamingo-2017 color of the year.

I have been working on a small wall hanging to submit into a show.  I have added some bling since this picture, but the crystals really don’t show in the pictures very well, so this is the piece before the bling application!!! 🙂

Designed and Quilted by Jane Hauprich

And last but not least…..I purchased this panel (I actually saw my friend, Kelly Ashton, do a couple of these and fell in love with them).  OK….so I may have purchased a couple of these!!  The panel on it’s own is just gorgeous, but I think with the quilting it really makes it special!!!  I decided to do all feathers in the petals on this one.  It will make a great feather sample for some of my classes.  I can’t wait to get the next one done.

This was quilted using free motion quilting on my Handi Quilter Avante.  I used Glitter Thread and MicroQuilter Thread by Superior Threads.  This was double batted, with Quilters Dream Poly blend on the bottom and Wool on top.

Dream Big Panel by Hoffman Fabrics Quilted by Jane Hauprich

I am already getting prepped to start getting class kits ready for MQX NH in April.  I can’t wait to meet all of my students.   I have three Sold Out Hands On classes…..woohoo!!!!!   If you are interested in this event, you can find out more here.

I have also been working on a few special things that I will share soon.  There may be a new ruler in the works, which I am pretty excited about!!  You know I am big on helping people get comfortable with free motion quilting, so that is what I am hoping for in my new free motion item coming soon!!!  I will share with all of you as soon as I am able to!!

MAQ registration is coming around the first of March, so if you are wanting more information on that, the faculty and class listings are on their website.

Happy Quilting!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Starting the Year with a Bang!!!

This year has certainly started with a bang!!!!  I am sorry this post has taken so long to get out.  Life has a way of taking over, and sitting down and writing usually falls to the bottom of the list.

This past week I attended a week of Educator training at Handi Quilter in Utah.  What a great time it was.  All of us together in one room is always an event to look forward to and cherish.  We were missing two educators, but they were there in spirit.

Here’s a few of us knitting at the hotel in the evening!!

I also had another HQ Live this past week…..all about the newest rulers that have been released to the public.  Here it is if you haven’t had a chance to see it.

I haven’t had much time to work on quilts lately, so I really don’t have any eye candy for you, but I hope to be able to get back to quilting sometime soon!!

How about you…..what quilting are you working on?

Happy Quilting!!!

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A Very Special Honor!!

Several months ago, I was the guest speaker at Heartland Quilt Guild in Denton, Maryland, which I wrote about in an earlier post, but I will explain here, just in case you missed that one.  I met a young man, Jarrett and his Mom, Nicole, at the meeting.  I originally thought Jarrett was just there with his Mom, and was surprised when it came time for show and tell and he got up and held up a quilt he had recently worked on along with some amazing woodwork that he had done.

I spoke with them after the meeting and suggested that he enter into the Kids Category at MQX.  He did enter into the competition and walked away with a Third Place.  How cool is that!!!  Not only did he get a ribbon, but he received a brand new sewing machine, compliments of Handi Quilter, who was the sponsor for that category.  This sewing machine was so exciting for Jarrett and Nicole, as they had been sharing one machine and taking turns on it.  Now they each have their own machine!!

I recently had Jarrett and his Mom over, so he could see and play with the longarm and see what it is that I do.  He had a wonderful time experimenting with the machine and I am sure one day he will have his own machine!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

While they were there, Jarrett explained that he had been sent a “Mentor Ribbon” to give out, and he wanted to present it to me as he would have never known about the competition without me saying something.

I am so very touched by this.  His Mom should really get the award, as she has mentored him along the way, and she should be extremely proud of her son.  I am thrilled to hang this ribbon very proudly in my quilt room, and of all the ribbons that I have hanging in there, this one has a very special meaning to me!!!  I can’t wait to see what Jarrett does in the future.  I have seen pictures of the next quilt he is working on and it is a beauty!!!

It is such a wonderful thing to see young people interested in sewing and quilting!!  I hope that each of you take time to spread your love of quilting with the younger generation.  You never know who you may inspire and how it may affect their lives.

Happy Quilting!!

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Feathers In Free Motion

I recently had the opportunity to film a HQ Live segment for Handi Quilter on Feathers In Free Motion.  I have to say that I was pretty nervous about doing the filming, but Vicki made it so easy.  I had a blast doing the filming and wanted to share the outcome with all of you.

 

I also have worked on some quilts recently that I didn’t want to forget to show pictures, so here is a little eye candy for you.

This first one is from Jeannie, and we decided on an overall quilting pattern for this one.  Aren’t these colors just gorgeous!?!?!

 

 

 

 

 

 

This next quilt was made by Gina.  The middle is a panel, and the rest is pieced.  She did a beautiful job with this.

I have a couple of other quilts that I will show soon in another post, plus a special visit I had with a young quilter!!

Have a wonderful day and…….Happy Quilting!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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